Society and Nature. The Role of Social Change in the Perception and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters

Author/s Enrico Ercole
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2013/102 Language Italian
Pages 9 P. 105-113 File size 486 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2013-102008
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In the last few decades the attention given to planning for disasters, both natural and man-made, has increased as a result of numerous causes, such as the proclamation by the United Nations of the Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, the occurrence of a series of man-made disasters that have greatly affected public opinion, and the growing expectation of citizens on governments for greater information and participation. The text analyzes the change in public opinion related to natural disasters in recent decades, with reference to empirical cases. It is also emphasizes the role this type of study can play in the relationship, so far considered unsatisfactory, between sociology and sociological disaster.

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Enrico Ercole, Società e natura. Il ruolo delle trasformazioni sociali nella percezione e nella risposta ai disastri naturali in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 102/2013, pp 105-113, DOI: 10.3280/SR2013-102008